Reach your next growth phase while helping

shape the future of FinTech in Africa

Accelerate your growth and reach potential by becoming

part of a pan-African network that knows no borders.

Reach your next growth phase while helping shape the future of FinTech in Africa

Accelerate your growth and reach potential by becoming part of a pan-African network that knows no borders.

Benefits of joining the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub as an entrepreneur

There is no better time than now to be in the FinTech space, particularly as an agile entrepreneur or tech SME.  Digital wallets, internet banking, alternative point of sales and mobile financial products all provide life-altering options to a largely unbanked African market. However, because of the very nature of Financial Technology, it can be challenging to get past the red tape after investing the time to innovate, particularly if it involves disrupting historically traditional industries. This is why MAFH exists, if you join the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub you’ll:

Be plugging your business into a network of pan-African, Mauritian governments, corporates, FSPs, investors, FinTech businesses and tech experts.


Get assistance with regulatory sandbox licences as well as business registration.


Have access to resources and knowledge from other tech businesses that form part of the ecosystem.


Have the opportunity to get in touch with potential investors and other funding sources.


A number of African FinTech startups have made Mauritius their home, providing a proven template for business that want to enter African markets via Mauritius.


Attend roundtable events with regulatory bodies.


Be supported by the MAFH team’s in-house legal expert, with extensive experience in FinTech regulation.


Benefit from Mauritian investor agreements in place that can act as buffers for businesses looking to enter new growing African markets.


Free workshops with regulators, government representatives and other legislative decision-makers.


Be part of innovation labs run by corporates of MAFH itself.

Benefits of joining the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub as an entrepreneur

There is no better time than now to be in the FinTech space, particularly as an agile entrepreneur or tech SME.  Digital wallets, internet banking, alternative point of sales and mobile financial products all provide life-altering options to a largely unbanked African market. However, because of the very nature of Financial Technology, it can be challenging to get past the red tape after investing the time to innovate, particularly if it involves disrupting historically traditional industries. This is why MAFH exists, if you join the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub you’ll:

Be plugging your business into a network of pan-African, Mauritian governments, corporates, FSPs, investors, FinTech businesses and tech experts.


Get assistance with regulatory sandbox licences as well as business registration.


Have access to resources and knowledge from other tech businesses that form part of the ecosystem.


Have the opportunity to get in touch with potential investors and other funding sources.


Attend roundtable events with regulatory bodies.


Be supported by the MAFH team’s in-house legal expert, with extensive experience in FinTech regulation.


Benefit from Mauritian investor agreements in place that can act as buffers for businesses looking to enter new growing African markets.


A number of African FinTech start-ups have made Mauritius their home, providing a proven template for business that want to enter African markets via Mauritius.


Free workshops with regulators, government representatives and other legislative decision-makers.


Be part of innovation labs run by corporates of MAFH itself.

Why work with a FinTech Hub based in Mauritius?

Entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs interested in joining a hub in Mauritius, the hub is ideally located, not just because of its proximity to Africa due to timezones, but also for the following reasons:

  • Mauritius has a strong reputation for safety with Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs) in place with a number of African states so it can act as a protective barrier between local African governments and businesses looking to enter new markets.
  • Mauritius has an International Financial Centre, which underpins its reputation for safety.
  • The Mauritian business world is well-known for its corporate governance culture as well as it’s stability, it is therefore the ideal sandbox environment.

What do entrepreneurs & SMEs get as part of the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub?

MAFH is an ecosystem where entrepreneurs, SMEs, tech business, corporate entities, FSPs and investors can come together and create profitable FinTech solutions for the African market. As a startup or small business in the FinTech space, you’ll need as much on-the-ground support as possible, which is why, as a MAFH member you’ll have:

  • Licensing and regulatory fast-tracking and support in Africa & Mauritius.
  • Use of established pan-African networks and connections.
  • Free office space in the MAFH building, located in central Mauritius, however you don’t have to live in Mauritius if you want to be part of the hub.
  • General business administration support for smaller businesses.

Why work with a FinTech Hub based in Mauritius?

Entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs interested in joining a hub in Mauritius, the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub is ideally located, not just because of its proximity to Africa due to timezones, but also for the following reasons:

  • Mauritius has a strong reputation for safety with  Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs) in place with a number of African states so it can act as a protective barrier between local African governments and businesses looking to enter new markets.
  • Mauritius has a International Financial Centre, which underpins its reputation for safety.
  • The Mauritian business world is well-known for its corporate governance culture as well as it’s stability, it is therefore the ideal sandbox environment for businesses looking to enter more volatile markets in the future.
  • A number of African FinTech start-ups have made Mauritius their home, providing a proven template for business that want to enter African markets via Mauritius.
  • Mauritius has a strong ICT workforce that’s able to assist in pre-market testing of your products.

What do entrepreneurs & SMEs get as part of the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub?

MAFH is an ecosystem where entrepreneurs, SMEs, tech business, corporate entities, FSPs and investors can come together and create profitable FinTech solutions for the African market. MAFH knows that in order to do this, particularly as a startup or small business in the FinTech space, you’ll need as much on-the-ground support as possible, which is why, as a MAFH member you’ll have:

  • Licensing and regulatory fast-tracking and support in Africa & Mauritius.
  • Use of established pan-African networks and connections.
  • Free office space in the MAFH building, located in central Mauritius, however you don’t have to live in Mauritius if you want to be part of the hub.
  • General business administration support for smaller businesses.
  • Free workshops with  regulators, government representatives and other legislative decision-makers.
  • Be part of innovation labs run by corporates of MAFH itself.

Our Partners

Our Members

"We look forward to a mutual collaboration with Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub and any guidance they may provide to Unkapt for our future endeavour in Africa."

"DX Team Ltd is an operational company with capabilities in marketing, legal, technology, finance and business architecture from the USA and Mauritius. Its role is to act as a venture studio to incubate innovative business projects and support the projects with shared services. Our principals have longstanding relationships and expertise in the blockchain ecosystem and support the mission of the MAFH to supercharge the Fintech ecosystem in Mauritius and beyond. We are honored to be a member and look forward to contributing to the MAFH."

"We joined MAFH because we believe in the power of the ecosystem!"

"I have been working in the blockchain sector for the last few years and Horizon Africa is a project that holds a lot of potential. The mission of the Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub is completely aligned with what we have to offer and we were really happy and impressed by the team behind it. I firmly believe that the MAFH is going to be a major player in the economic and technological landscape of Mauritius in the near future and Horizon Africa hopes to be part of this revolution."

"MAFH opens up possibilities for expansion we never imagined existed and as the first Trusted African Certificate Authority, MilleniumSign is proud to partner with the MAFH ecosystem and contribute our technology for making Africa Digitally Independent."

"Unkapt has identified Africa as the next roll-out frontier destination for its private placement platform. In the lead up to this exercise, Unkapt needs to partner with relevant parties in the field that not only understand our value proposition but also the capital market and fintech landscape in Africa. Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub certainly fits that bill given the pro-active role it is taking in shaping up the fintech ecosystem in Mauritius and the African continent, and there is a natural alignment between our two organisations."